MIDDLE EAST

Addresses

Ensure Humanitarian Protections Are Upheld for Residents of Camp Ashraf and Support Removal of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) From List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations: Ed Rendell, E473 [28MR]

——— Michael Mukasey, E497 [29MR]

——— Rudolf Giuliani, E504 [29MR]

Religious Minorities in the Middle East: Representative Wolf, E1989 [21DE]

U.S. Obligations and Policy Options on Iran Conference: John Bolton, E681 [27AP]

Amendments

Iran: condemn persecution of Baha’is and continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of religious prisoners (S. Res. 80), S2272, S2276 [29MR]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), S3373, S3382 [21MY]

Israel: reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (S. 2165), S4779 [29JN]

Syria: require the President to report to Congress on all known opposition groups and the number and security of weapons used by the regime and opposition forces (S. 2224), S3047, S3048 [9MY]

Articles and editorials

Backlash to the Backlash, E1675 [2OC]

Don’t Let Foreign Aid Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff, E1984 [21DE]

Egypt’s Witch Hunt Threatens a Rupture With the U.S., S319 [2FE]

Investigating Benghazi—Why We Need a Select Committee, E1869 [4DE]

Israel’s Top Court Orders Settlers To Leave Outpost, E475 [28MR]

Look in Your Mirror, E1588 [21SE]

Prince and the Ayatollah, E750 [9MY]

Bills and resolutions

Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud: call for arrest and prosecution for incitement to genocide (see H. Res. 807), H6318 [26OC]

Armed Forces: further preparedness, in cooperation with regional allies, to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon (see H.R. 4485), H2064 [24AP]

——— tribute to members for service in Iraq (see H. Res. 528), H181 [25JA]

Committee on Investigation of the September 11, 2012, Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya (Senate, Select): establish (see S. Res. 594), S6800 [14NO]

Committee To Investigate and Report on the Attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (House, Select): establish (see H. Res. 824), H6622 [4DE]

Dept. of Energy: ensure oil transported through the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline is used in domestic commerce to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil (see H.R. 3900), H475 [3FE]

Dept. of State: designate the Qods Force, a unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a foreign terrorist organization (see H.R. 4228), H1496 [21MR]

——— raise travel advisory for Egypt from ‘‘Travel Alert’’ to ‘‘Travel Warning’’ until all detained nongovernmental organization workers are given the freedom to leave Egypt (see H. Res. 546), H726 [14FE]

——— require investigations into and a report on attacks on the U.S. missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen (see S. 3551), S6340 [13SE] (see H.R. 6511), H6275 [21SE]

Egypt: condition assistance on holding of free and fair elections (see H.R. 4340), H1804 [29MR]

——— condition security and economic assistance in order to advance U.S. national security interests in Egypt, including encouraging the advancement of political, economic, and religious freedom in Egypt (see H.R. 6657), H6806 [13DE]

——— prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain certifications are made relative to the treatment of nongovernmental organization workers (see S. 2327), S2546 [19AP]

——— prohibit provision of U.S. assistance (see H.R. 6646), H6701 [11DE]

——— prohibit use of funds for U.S. participation in joint military exercises if Egypt abrogates, terminates, or withdraws from the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty (see S. 3670), S7976 [12DE]

Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas (see S. Res. 613), S7744 [11DE] (see H. Res. 834), H6828 [17DE]

Foreign aid: limit U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority (see H.R. 5303), H2274 [27AP]

——— suspend aid to Libya and Egypt until it is certified they are providing proper security at U.S. Embassies and consulates pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (see S. Res. 556), S6340 [13SE]

International relations: support Israel’s right of self-defense against Iran’s nuclear program (see H. Res. 630), H2067 [24AP]

Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of ensuring U.S. diplomatic efforts to prevent acquisition of nuclear weapons and avoid war (see H.R. 4173), H1304 [8MR]

——— call for release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and all prisoners of conscience and utilization by the U.S. of direct multilateral and bilateral diplomacy to address human rights situation (see H. Res. 828), H6701 [11DE]

——— call on U.N. to take concerted actions against Iran for statements calling for the destruction of Israel (see S. Res. 574), S6546 [20SE]

——— clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain assets (see H.R. 4070), H901 [16FE]

——— close loopholes, increase transparency, and improve effectiveness of sanctions on trade in petroleum products (see S. 2058), S261 [1FE]

——— condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (see S. Res. 385), S1194 [1MR] (see H. Res. 556), H944 [17FE]

——— condemn President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the leaders of Iran for addressing the U.N. on Yom Kippur (see H. Con. Res. 139), H6276 [21SE]

——— expand sanctions relative to the energy sector (see H.R. 4317), H1804 [29MR]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see S.J. Res. 41), S3631 [24MY] (see S. Res. 380), S850 [16FE] (see H. Res. 568), H1134 [1MR]

——— sanction foreign financial institutions providing secure communications, electronic funds transfers, or cable transfers to the Central Bank of Iran or sanctioned financial institutions (see H.R. 3880), H439 [2FE]

——— strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses (see S. 2101), S567 [13FE] (see H.R. 4179), H1304 [8MR]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), Senate amendment (see H. Res. 750), H5629 [1AU]

——— support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and expression (see S. Res. 386), S1194 [1MR]

——— use parts of fines levied against companies that do business with Iran to establish a fund to pay claims to Americans held hostage in Iran and their families identified in a certain court case (see H.R. 5796), H3102 [17MY]

Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system (see S. 2325), S2546 [19AP] (see H.R. 4229), H1496 [21MR]

——— commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas (see S. Res. 599), S6855 [15NO] (see H. Res. 813), H6428 [16NO]

——— extend authority to provide loan guarantees (see H.R. 4197), H1366 [16MR]

——— independence anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 115), H1805 [29MR]

——— reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (see S. 2165), S1422 [6MR] (see H.R. 4133), H1152 [5MR]

PLO: oppose maintenance of an official office in the District of Columbia if they continue to unilaterally seek recognition of a Palestinian state or form a unified government with Hamas (see H. Res. 524), H158 [24JA]

Power resources: promote global energy supply security through increased cooperation among the U.S., Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Iraq, and Georgia (country) (see H. Res. 611), H1805 [29MR]

Refugees: report on actions taken on the resolution of the issue of Jewish refugees and other displaced populations from Arab countries (see H.R. 6242), H5525 [31JY]

Syria: condemn human rights violations, collect information on crimes against humanity and take action for those responsible for such crimes, prevent mass atrocities, and support people of Syria (see S. Res. 428), S2546 [19AP]

——— condemn human rights violations, support the people of Syria, express disappointment over veto of U.N. Security Council resolution condemning violence, and commend Arab League’s peace efforts (see S. Res. 379), S850 [16FE]

——— condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy (see S. Res. 370), S494 [9FE] (see S. Res. 435), S2731 [25AP] (see H. Res. 549), H802 [15FE]

——— condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy and for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried before the International Criminal Court (see H. Res. 687), H3707 [15JN]

——— condemn mass atrocities and human rights abuses and support right of the people to be safe and defend themselves (see S. Res. 424), S2496 [18AP]

——— condemn Russia for providing weapons and opposing U.N. resolutions on Syria, call for the end of violence against civilians, and support sanctions and a peaceful transition of leadership (see S. Res. 494), S4203 [14JN]

——— condemn violence against and detention of journalists and support freedom of the press (see S. Res. 391), S1540 [8MR] (see H. Res. 629), H2031 [19AP]

——— impose sanctions due to human rights abuses (see S. 2034), S75 [24JA]

——— oppose sale, shipment, performance of maintenance, refurbishment, modification, repair, and upgrade of any military equipment from or by Russia to or for Syria (see S. Con. Res. 54), S5381 [25JY]

——— prohibit funding for support of military or paramilitary operations by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual (see H.R. 5993), H3974 [21JN]

——— promote U.S. policy objectives through imposition of sanctions, creation of a Syrian Stabilization Fund, support for opposition and democracy efforts, and departure from power of Bashar al-Assad (see S. 2152), S1373 [2MR]

——— require the President to report to Congress on all known opposition groups and the number and security of weapons used by the regime and opposition forces (see S. 2224), S2001 [22MR]

Turkey: commend efforts to facilitate, host, and care for refugees fleeing escalating violence in Syria (see H. Res. 632), H2126 [25AP]

Briefs

What the Women Say—Killing Them Softly—The Stark Impact of Sanctions on the Lives of Ordinary Iranians: International Civil Society Action Network, H5572H5575 [1AU]

Letters

Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act: Howard Kohr, Marvin Feuer, and Brad Gordon, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), S3253 [17MY]

Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act: Representative Ros-Lehtinen, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), H5577 [1AU]

——— Representative Upton, Committee on Energy and Commerce (House), H5577 [1AU]

Lists

Armed Forces members killed in military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, S6433S6437 [19SE]

Dept. of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control specially designated nationals and blocked persons, H5569 [1AU]

Messages

Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen: President Obama, S3233 [16MY], H2782 [16MY]

Blocking Property of the Government of Iran and Iranian Financial Institutions: President Obama, S348 [6FE], H479 [6FE]

National Emergency Relative to Iran: President Obama, S5730 [31JY], H5439 [31JY]

National Emergency Relative to Syria: President Obama, S3040 [9MY], H2460 [9MY]

National Emergency Relative to the Stabilization of Iraq: President Obama, S3326 [21MY], H3149 [18MY]

National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic Institutions: President Obama, S5302 [24JY], H5141 [24JY]

Motions

Iran: strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), S5862 [1AU]

Press releases

New Iran Sanctions Push U.S., Iran Closer Toward War—Friends Committee on National Legislation: Friends Committee on National Legislation, H5570 [1AU]

Remarks in House

Adler, Andrew: condemn comments relative to assassination of President Obama, H94 [23JA]

AID: broadcasting of television show ‘‘Sesame Street’’ in Palestine funding, H130 [24JA]

Armed Forces: correlation between withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and resurgence of terrorist organizations, H932H934 [17FE]

——— further preparedness, in cooperation with regional allies, to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, H2824 [17MY]

——— tribute to members for service in Iraq, E191 [14FE]

——— withdrawal of troops from Iraq, H1527 [22MR]

Association of Former Members of Congress: tribute to Middle East Legislative Fellows Program, H4701 [10JY]

Bahrain: recognize importance of relationship with the U.S. and urge continued implementation of government reforms, H1829 [16AP], E750 [9MY]

Committee To Investigate and Report on the Attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (House, Select): establish (H. Res. 824), E1868 [4DE]

Congress: tribute to staff who worked on H.R. 1905, Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act, H5577 [1AU]

Dept. of Energy: ensure oil transported through the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline is used in domestic commerce to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, H1937 [18AP]

Dept. of Justice: decision not to prosecute certain U.S. Muslim organizations possibly related to terrorism, H5700H5702 [2AU]

——— investigate possible violations of U.S. law regarding leaks of sensitive military intelligence involving the U.S. and Israel, H3140 [18MY]

Dept. of State: encourage Saudi Arabia to increase oil production, H1094, H1095 [29FE]

——— establish Special Envoy To Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia (H.R. 440), E1989 [21DE]

Dept. of the Interior: prohibit issuance of oil and gas leases to companies which are in violation of certain sanctions against Iran and Syria, H5222 [25JY]

Egypt: anniversary of revolution, H163 [25JA]

——— condition military assistance on implementation of democratic reforms, H1529 [22MR]

——— limit U.S. assistance unless Egypt honors commitments under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, H931, H933 [17FE], H3125 [18MY]

——— prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain certifications are made relative to the safety and protection of U.S. Embassy, H5942, H5970, H5973 [13SE]

——— U.S. policy, H5850 [11SE]

Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas (H. Res. 834), H7503H7506 [31DE], H7560 [1JA], E2029 [1JA]

——— impact of designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization on U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon enforcement of U.N. resolution to end hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel, H7505 [31DE]

FERC: ensure oil transported through the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline is used in domestic commerce to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, H768, H769, H770 [15FE]

Foreign aid: prohibit funding for assistance to certain entities whose policies call for the destruction of Israel, H5029 [19JY]

Foreign policy: support right of Israel to annex Judea and Samaria if the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral Palestinian statehood at the U.N. (H. Res. 394), H1527 [22MR]

——— U.S. policy relative to support of opposition groups, H5870 [12SE]

International relations: support Israel’s right of self-defense, condemn Iranian support of terrorism and threats of annihilation of Israeli people, and persuade Iran to stop pursuit of nuclear weapons, H463 [3FE], H1146 [5MR], H1163, H1165 [6MR], H1527H1529 [22MR], E687 [27AP]

——— support Israel’s right of self-defense, condemn Iranian support of terrorism and threats of annihilation of Israeli people, and persuade Iran to stop pursuit of nuclear weapons (H. Res. 271), H636H638 [8FE]

Iran: analysis of potential military strike as means to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, H814 [16FE]

——— apply sanctions against affiliates of the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps, H5570 [1AU]

——— appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy for the purpose of ensuring U.S. diplomatic efforts to prevent acquisition of nuclear weapons and avoid war, H3084, H3085 [17MY]

——— clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain assets, H5569 [1AU]

——— clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain assets (H.R. 4070), H2824 [17MY]

——— condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (H. Res. 556), H1028, H1087H1091 [29FE], H4709 [10JY], E294, E297 [1MR]

——— condemn persecution of Baha’is and continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of religious prisoners (H. Res. 134), H7500H7503 [31DE], H7560 [1JA]

——— conviction and release of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy, H5869 [12SE]

——— expand economic sanctions against Iran to include importation of refined petroleum, E1415 [3AU]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability, H1158 [6MR]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement, H930 [17FE], H5692H5695 [2AU]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (H. Res. 568), H2687H2693 [15MY], H2794 [16MY], H2816 [17MY], E434 [22MR], E820 [16MY], E827, E828, E836, E838, E839, E840 [17MY], E866 [18MY]

——— impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions that deal with the Central Bank of Iran, E1415 [3AU]

——— oppose potential military strike as means to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, H2488, H2490 [9MY], H3107 [18MY]

——— prohibit U.S. military intervention, H2837 [17MY]

——— strengthen and expand sanctions relative to the supplying of Hamas in Gaza with rockets and missiles to attack Israel, H6524 [29NO]

——— strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses, H593 [8FE]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), H4886 [17JY], H5074 [19JY]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), Senate amendment (H. Res. 750), H5552H5578 [1AU], H5693 [2AU], E1404, E1407, E1409, E1412, E1415, E1418, E1421 [3AU]

——— threat to block traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, H633 [8FE]

——— U.S. policy, E497 [29MR]

Iraq: ensure that humanitarian protections are upheld for the residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty, H6163 [20SE]

Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, H2483 [9MY]

——— commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas, H6418, H6419 [16NO], H6524 [29NO], E1784 [16NO], E1810, E1814 [27NO]

——— commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas (H. Res. 813), H6418 [16NO], E1811 [27NO]

——— encourage continued commitment to Israeli/Palestinian peace initiatives, H2490 [9MY]

——— extend authority to provide loan guarantees, H2483 [9MY]

——— independence anniversary, H2139, H2145 [26AP], E648 [25AP], E659, E663, E665, E667, E669, E672, E674, E675 [26AP], E680, E694, E700 [27AP]

——— nonmilitary energy cooperation assistance funding, H3524, H3525 [6JN]

——— proposed settlement in East Jerusalem, H7277 [19DE]

——— reaffirm relationship with the U.S. and right of self-defense, H1139, H1145 [5MR], H1220 [7MR], H2074 [25AP], H2201 [26AP], H6378 [15NO], H6399, H6400 [16NO], E1782, E1793, E1794 [16NO]

——— reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (H.R. 4133), H2481H2492 [9MY], E763 [10MY], E779 [11MY], E787 [15MY], E810 [16MY]

——— reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (S. 2165), H4884H4888 [17JY]

——— reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S. and assist in the defense of Israel, E640 [25AP]

——— Supreme Court ruling that Migron, an illegal settlement established in the West Bank, must be dismantled and the occupants removed, E474 [28MR]

——— U.S. policy, H3395H3398 [1JN], H4825 [11JY], H5850 [11SE], E1814 [27NO]

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs: tribute, E1814 [27NO]

Libya: investigate and report on attack on the U.S. mission, H6329, H6341 [13NO], H6393 [15NO], H6399 [16NO], H6537 [30NO]

——— report on attack on the U.S. mission, H7362 [20DE]

——— U.S. policy, H7277 [19DE]

Morocco: U.S. policy, E354 [8MR]

Obama, President: evaluation of administration, H6003 [14SE], H6235 [21SE]

——— evaluation of Middle East policies, H1145 [5MR], H1299 [8MR], H6391H6395 [15NO]

——— evaluation of war on terrorism and Middle East policies, H930H934 [17FE], H1123 [1MR], H1539 [22MR], H4678H4681 [9JY], H5873 [12SE], H6054H6058 [14SE], H6267 [21SE]

——— evaluation of war on terrorism policies, H5987 [13SE]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: assess consequences of a military strike against Iran, H3298, H3299 [31MY], E971 [5JN]

People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK): remove Dept. of State designation as a foreign terrorist organization, H1161 [6MR]

Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, H1222 [7MR], H1395 [20MR], H3355 [31MY]

Rice, Susan E.: assessment of statements made relative to terrorist attacks on U.S. mission in Libya, H6591 [4DE]

Syria: condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy, H1301 [8MR], H1376 [19MR], H2138 [26AP], H3729 [18JN], E1046 [15JN]

——— condemn human rights violations and call for transition to democracy (H. Res. 549), H1029 [29FE], H1144 [5MR]

——— impose sanctions due to human rights abuses, H1529 [22MR], H5567H5569, H5571, H5572, H5576H5578 [1AU], E178 [9FE], E1409, E1412, E1415, E1419, E1421 [3AU]

——— prohibit funding for support of military or paramilitary operations by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual, H3740 [19JN], H6514 [29NO]

——— prohibit funding for support of military or paramilitary operations by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual (H.R. 5993), H4071 [27JN], E1106 [21JN]

——— U.S. policy, H3692 [8JN]

Terrorism: condemn attacks on U.S. consulates in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, and call for perpetrators to be brought to justice, H5932 [13SE], E1587 [21SE]

Turkey: U.S. policy, H46 [18JA]

U.N.: adoption of resolution granting Palestine a change in status from permanent observer before a comprehensive peace agreement has been reached with Israel, E1834, E1850 [29NO]

U.N. Security Council: invoke ‘‘Uniting for Peace’’ resolution to bypass China and Russia veto of Arab League plan for cessation of violence and political transition in Syria, H3274 [31MY]

——— veto of resolution by China and Russia supporting Arab League plan for cessation of violence and political transition in Syria, H587 [8FE], E147 [6FE]

Remarks in Senate

Afghanistan: increase in conflict-induced displacements, S7391 [4DE]

Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, S6433 [19SE]

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate): release of report on attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, S8530S8541 [30DE]

Committee on Investigation of the September 11, 2012, Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya (Senate, Select): establish (S. Res. 594), S6803S6805 [14NO]

Dept. of State: establish Special Envoy To Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia (H.R. 440), S13 [23JA]

——— require investigations into and a report on attacks on the U.S. missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen, S6571 [21SE]

——— require investigations into attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and deaths of marines in Afghanistan, S6480 [20SE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: veterans job corps funding through reductions in foreign aid to Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Libya, S6316, S6317 [13SE]

Egypt: condemn treatment of certain organizations working for democracy and human rights, S318 [2FE]

——— condition military assistance on implementation of democratic reforms, S318 [2FE]

——— prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain certifications are made relative to the safety and protection of U.S. Embassy, S6260 [12SE]

——— prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain certifications are made relative to the treatment of nongovernmental organization workers, S2347, S2356, S2357 [17AP], S2684 [25AP]

——— prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain certifications are made relative to the treatment of nongovernmental organization workers (S. 2327), S2557 [19AP], S2561 [23AP]

——— support democracy, universal rights, and the peaceful transition to a representative government, S318 [2FE]

Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas (S. Res. 613), S8379 [21DE]

Iran: allow humanitarian trade to be exempted from sanctions as long as such trade is licensed by the Dept. of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, S5862 [1AU]

——— close loopholes, increase transparency, and improve effectiveness of sanctions on trade in petroleum products (S. 2058), S2040 [27MR]

——— condemn persecution of Baha’is and continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of religious prisoners (S. Res. 80), S2276 [29MR]

——— conviction and release of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy, S6619 [21SE]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability, S3719, S3720 [5JN]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S. Res. 380), S3253, S3254, S3256S3258 [17MY]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S.J. Res. 41), S3659 [24MY], S3669 [4JN], S6417 [19SE], S6577S6583, S6601, S6602 [21SE]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S.J. Res. 41), unanimous-consent agreement, S6606 [21SE]

——— express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S.J. Res. 41), unanimous-consent request, S6418 [19SE], S6507 [20SE]

——— impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions that deal with the Central Bank of Iran, S7282 [30NO]

——— prohibit foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies to continue doing business with Iran without facing penalties, S5862 [1AU]

——— strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses, S3324 [21MY]

——— strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses (S. 2101), S2346 [17AP], S3253 [17MY]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, S7202, S7206 [29NO], S7282, S7283 [30NO], S7390 [4DE], S8337 [21DE]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), S3253S3256, S3258 [17MY], S3295, S3317S3321, S3323 [21MY], S5930 [2AU]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), House amendment, S5847, S5858S5863 [1AU]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), unanimous-consent agreement, S3316, S3317 [21MY]

——— strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 1905), unanimous-consent request, S2065, S2066 [27MR], S3252 [17MY]

——— support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and expression (S. Res. 386), S1207, S1208 [1MR], S1399 [5MR]

Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, S7204 [29NO]

——— authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system (S. 2325), S3420 [22MY]

——— commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas (S. Res. 599), S6872 [15NO], S7204 [29NO]

——— reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (S. 2165), S4779, S4780 [29JN]

Levinson, Robert: disappearance of former FBI agent while on business trip in Iran, S1447 [7MR], S6440 [19SE]

Libya: investigate and report on attack on the U.S. mission, S6845 [15NO]

——— U.S. policy, S6253, S6254 [12SE]

Obama, President: evaluation of Middle East policies, S1414S1416 [6MR], S5931 [2AU]

——— evaluation of war on terrorism and Middle East policies, S6480 [20SE]

Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, S1707S1709 [15MR]

Rice, Susan E.: assessment of statements made relative to terrorist attacks on U.S. mission in Libya, S6845 [15NO]

Saudi Arabia: increase oil output to offset decrease in Iranian oil exports due to sanctions, S1662 [14MR]

Syria: condemn human rights violations, collect information on crimes against humanity and take action for those responsible for such crimes, prevent mass atrocities, and support people of Syria (S. Res. 428), S2552 [19AP]

——— condemn human rights violations, support the people of Syria, express disappointment over veto of U.N. Security Council resolution condemning violence, and commend Arab League’s peace efforts (S. Res. 379), S1020 [17FE], S1139 [29FE], S2552 [19AP]

——— condemn violence against and detention of journalists and support freedom of the press (S. Res. 391), S2278 [29MR], S2552 [19AP]

——— establish no-fly zone, S7386S7389 [4DE]

——— impose sanctions due to human rights abuses, S5847 [1AU]

——— promote U.S. policy objectives through imposition of sanctions, creation of a Syrian Stabilization Fund, support for opposition and democracy efforts, and departure from power of Bashar al-Assad (S. 2152), S1493 [7MR]

——— require the President to report to Congress on all known opposition groups and the number and security of weapons used by the regime and opposition forces (S. 2224), S3048 [9MY]

U.S. policy, S6296 [13SE]

War: clarify authority to declare war or use military force in Iran or Syria, S2066 [27MR]

Reports

Flashing Red—A Special Report on the Terrorist Attack at Benghazi: Senators Lieberman and Collins, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), S8530S8539 [30DE]

Reports filed

Condemn Human Rights Violations, Support People, Express Disappointment Over U.N. Security Council Resolution Veto Condemning Violence, and Commend Arab League’s Peace Efforts in Syria: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 379), S850 [16FE]

Condemn Human Rights Violations and Call for Transition to Democracy in Syria: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 435), S2921 [7MY]

Condemn Iran for Continued Persecution, Imprisonment, and Sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the Charge of Apostasy: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 385), S4366 [20JN]

Condemn Persecution of Baha’is and Continued Violation of International Covenants on Human Rights, Impose Sanctions for Violations, Call for Release of Religious Prisoners in Iran: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 80), S2166 [28MR]

Condemn Violence Against and Detention of Journalists and Support Freedom of the Press in Syria: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 391), S2166 [28MR]

Presidential Requirement To Report to Congress on All Known Syrian Opposition Groups and the Number and Security of Weapons Used by the Regime and Opposition Forces: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2224), S2819 [26AP]

Strengthen Multilateral Sanctions Regime Against Iran and Expand Sanctions Relative to Energy Sector, Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation, and Human Rights Abuses: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 2101), S567 [13FE]

U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2165) (S. Rept. 112–179), S4674 [27JN]

Statements

Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act: Senator Tim Johnson, S3317 [21MY]

Summaries

Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act (H.R. 1905), S3318S3320 [21MY]

Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (H.R. 1905), S5859S5862 [1AU]

Texts of

H. Res. 134, condemn Iran’s persecution of Baha’is and continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of religious prisoners, H7500 [31DE]

H. Res. 556, condemn Iran for continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy, H1087 [29FE]

H. Res. 568, express importance of preventing acquisition of Iranian nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement, H2687 [15MY]

H. Res. 750, Senate amendment to H.R. 1905, Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act, H5552H5567 [1AU]

H. Res. 813, commit to security of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas, H6418 [16NO]

H. Res. 834, European designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and imposition of sanctions, provision of information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas, H7503 [31DE]

H.R. 1905, Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act, S3641S3651 [24MY]

H.R. 4133, U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, H2481 [9MY]

S. 2165, U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, H4884 [17JY]

S. Con. Res. 54, oppose sale, shipment, performance of maintenance, refurbishment, modification, repair, and upgrade of any military equipment from or by Russia to or for Syria, S5401 [25JY]

S. Res. 80, condemn Iran’s persecution of Baha’is and continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of religious prisoners, S2276 [29MR]

S. Res. 370, condemn human rights violations in Syria and call for transition to democracy, S503 [9FE]

S. Res. 379, condemn human rights violations in Syria, support the people of Syria, express disappointment over veto of U.N. Security Council resolution condemning violence, and commend Arab League’s peace efforts, S858 [16FE], S1020 [17FE]

S. Res. 380, express importance of preventing Iran acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement, S859 [16FE]

S. Res. 385, condemn Iran for continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy, S1205 [1MR]

S. Res. 386, support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and expression in Iran, S1206 [1MR], S1399 [5MR]

S. Res. 391, condemn violence against and detention of journalists and support freedom of the press in Syria, S1543 [8MR], S2278 [29MR]

S. Res. 424, condemn mass atrocities and human rights abuses and support right of the people to be safe and defend themselves in Syria, S2502 [18AP]

S. Res. 428, condemn human rights violations in Syria, collect information on crimes against humanity and take action for those responsible for such crimes, prevent mass atrocities, and support people of Syria, S2551 [19AP]

S. Res. 435, condemn human rights violations in Syria and call for transition to democracy, S2734 [25AP]

S. Res. 494, condemn Russia for providing weapons and opposing U.N. resolutions on Syria, call for the end of violence against civilians, and support sanctions and a peaceful transition of leadership in Syria, S4207 [14JN]

S. Res. 556, suspend aid to Libya and Egypt until it is certified they are providing proper security at U.S. Embassies and consulates pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, S6345 [13SE]

S. Res. 574, call on U.N. to take concerted actions against Iran for statements calling for the destruction of Israel, S6556 [20SE]

S. Res. 594, Committee on Investigation of the September 11, 2012, Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya (Senate, Select) establishment, S6802 [14NO]

S. Res. 599, commit to security of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas, S6859, S6872 [15NO]

S. Res. 613, European designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and imposition of sanctions, provision of information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas, S7745 [11DE], S8379 [21DE]

S.J. Res. 41, express importance of preventing Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement, S6602 [21SE]